We’re Celebrating 10 Years.. Thank you Cambridge

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December 13, 2018

With 10 years under my belt…I had given serious consideration to closing down this site.  With finally getting a legal Mayor in our City… I thought I no longer needed to keep this blog going..  With much appreciation, my many dedicated readers convinced me to stay on. So here is the new plan going forward. […]


Kathryn McGarry’s attitude will improve Cambridge as mayor

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October 25, 2018

Opinion Oct 23, 2018Cambridge Times Cambridge has elected a new mayor to lead us in Kathryn McGarry. Kathryn didn’t just knock at the door, she kicked it down by winning every single polling location in Cambridge. This has never been done before and may never be repeated. When Kathryn chose to run for mayor, I […]


Hey craig, aka Superman.. meet your kryptonite … Kathryn McGarry, our new Mayor..

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October 23, 2018

  *************************   THERE WILL BE NO MORE OF THIS… HOW SOON CAN YOU GET OUT OF OUR CITY HALL..?? I’ve waited a very long time for this.. woohoo (your greed and huge ego were your undoing) Cambridge can finally have legal elections..


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Meet Kathryn McGarry… our next Mayor of Cambridge

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October 9, 2018

Meet Kathryn Kathryn McGarry is a community builder and advocate with a history of fighting for, and on behalf of, Cambridge and its people. Kathryn grew up in Etobicoke, the eldest of three girls. Her parents – Norm, a salesman and Barb, a nurse — worked hard to provide for their daughters and ensure they […]


Are Polling Stations and Locations being cut on ELECTION DAY?

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October 2, 2018

Mr. Di Lullo: I have heard some rumours that are troubling me about what is happening regarding voting on election day and in particular as it pertains to our senior citizens. I have heard from a few reliable sources that one facility in particular that houses about 187 residents more or less are only going […]


A simple ‘sorry’ doesn’t cut it for photoshop controversy

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September 22, 2018

Opinion 09:26 AM Cambridge Times I am beyond upset that Doug Craig, the current mayor of Cambridge, can just simply just say “he is sorry” for his part in the removal of a candidate (Kathryn McGarry) from a group photo at a community event, as found on page four in your Sept. 18 paper. It […]


My Letter to Doug Craig.. by Rande Keffer

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September 19, 2018

Letter to Doug Craig   Mr. Craig:   Well it is really evident that we are into another election campaign.  While I thought campaigns were a platform to set out goals and ideals that make the city a better place.   That being said, social media venues such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter have become […]


My Letter to Greg Durocher… by Rande Keffer

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September 19, 2018

Mr. Durocher: I read the article in The Record today regarding the questions that you have been asking the candidates in the interviews you have conducted thus far for this Municipal Election. In my opinion some of these questions are very inappropriate and cross the line.  These questions would not be able to be asked […]


Citizens of Cambridge deserve better in mayor’s seat by Thomas Vann

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September 17, 2018

Opinion 09:09 AM Cambridge Times I’m guessing Al Coates regrets writing his letter, “Top job should go to someone who lives in Cambridge.” Since Al’s letter, Doug Craig’s campaign group imploded by showing on Craig’s campaign website a photo shot at the new bridge where mayor candidate Kathryn McGarry was removed and an unknown lady […]


Online voting is impossible to secure. So why are some governments using it?

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September 15, 2018

Democracy at stake The purpose of an election is not just to select a winner, but to convince the loser, and their supporters, that they lost. Trust in the voting process is, therefore, an essential element to any voting system. “Voting over the internet is not secure enough to be trusted for government elections,” Teague […]


McGarry targets Cambridge’s top job

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September 15, 2018

NewsSep 10, 2018by Ray Martin Cambridge Times Kathryn McGarry is seeking Cambridge’s top job in hopes of continuing her service to the city. – Ray Martin/Metroland Kathryn McGarry kicked off her bid for mayor Sept. 6, packing Preston’s Fiddle and Firkin pub. “I am running to be your mayor because I want to fight for […]


Cambridge, Ont., mayor apologizes after image of political rival edited out of campaign photo

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September 14, 2018

Image of mayoral challenger Kathryn McGarry edited out of campaign photo from bridge opening Kate Bueckert · CBC News · Posted: Sep 14, 2018 2:15 PM ET | Last Updated: 37 minutes ago   This is the altered photo which removed Kathryn McGarry. This photo was posted to a Facebook group by local resident James […]


Read what Craig had to say about Kathryn McGarry

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September 14, 2018

Kathryn McGarry exits as Cambridge MPP with no regrets Despite defeat, McGarry is proud of her achievements NewsJun 11, 2018by Ray Martin Cambridge Times Liberals cheered as Kathryn McGarry entered the room. – Ray Martin/Metroland Doug Ford’s blue wave across the province last Thursday has turned former Cambridge MPP Kathryn McGarry into a one-term wonder. […]


Racing against time

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August 30, 2018

Tom Vann, left, and Sheldon Rier of the Tyrods Classic Car club in Cambridge with their restored vehicles. Vann’s car is a 1967 Dodge Dart; Rier’s is a 1937 Studebaker Dictator coupe. – Peter Lee , Waterloo Region Record Sheldon Rier’s 1937 Studebaker during the Great Race from Buffalo to Halifax. – courtesy The Great […]


An 11-Year-Old Hacked Into a U.S. Voting System Replica in 10 Minutes This Weekend

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August 14, 2018

Emily Skinner practices soldering r00tz Asylum, a program for kids at DEF CON 24, one of the world’s largest hacker conventions in Bally’s Hotel & Casino on August 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The nonprofit, r00tz Asylum, gives kids a safe space to learn about cybersecurity. Ann Hermes – Christian Science Monitor/Getty Images By […]


BISHOP ST. (Cambridge) CONTAMINATION AFFECTS PROPERTY VALUES

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August 9, 2018

Tracy Hipel a candidate in the upcoming municipal elections in Cambridge has just had a victory in his appeal of the assessment of his property for property tax purposes. All parties agreed that the initial assessment was reasonable under ordinary circumstances and that these however were not ordinary circumstances. The home in question is squarely […]


Former MPP Kathryn McGarry running for Cambridge mayor

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July 19, 2018

‘I think that if I didn’t think I would win, I wouldn’t be running’: McGarry News03:34 PMby Lisa Rutledge Cambridge Times Former Cambridge MPP Kathryn McGarry, pictured her in a speech to her supporters following her loss in June’s election, has announced she is running for the job as Cambridge mayor. – Ray Martin/Metroland Former […]


IMPORTANT NOTICE; to all RESIDENTS OF CAMBRIDGE..

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June 6, 2018

I ask you to watch the  LEGAL, Provincial Election  today Thursday June 7, 2018   You will notice: ALL POLLING LOCATIONS WILL BE OPEN   ALL VOTING STATIONS WILL BE OPEN   FAMILIES WILL HAVE RECEIVED THEIR VOTING REGISTRATION CARDS.   SENIORS WILL BE ABLE TO VOTE IN THE FOYER OF THEIR RESIDENCE.   THERE […]


The threats against cyber-voting are real by: Ken Tuckey

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April 18, 2018

Opinion12:31 PMCambridge Times Re: “Fears about city website ‘hack’ overblown” letter to the editor by Mayor Doug Craig in April 12 Cambridge Times For the facts on cybersecurity and online voting, I encourage the residents of Cambridge to view a short presentation by Dr. Aleksander Essex, a Western University cybersecurity expert specializing in trustworthy elections, […]


In response to Doug Craig’s misleading information regarding INTERNET VOTING

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April 14, 2018

Wow! City Website ‘hack’ Overblown? Funny how a Cybersecurity professional from London Ontario had to go to the Press and reveal that the City of Cambridge had their website ‘hacked’ on February 11, 2018.  Had that not occurred, the residents of this city would have been left in the dark about such an incident. Mayor […]


Why is this Mayor fighting so hard for INTERNET VOTING.. when he knows it’s not secure!

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April 13, 2018

 ” he doeth protest too loudly” Fears about city website ‘hack’ overblown OpinionApr 12, 2018Cambridge Times I would like to respond to Ken Tuckey’s April 2 letter to the editor about cybersecurity, in which he suggests the city should reconsider offering an online voting option and insinuates the City of Cambridge did not disclose a […]


Waterloo rejects online voting, ranked ballot.. ( Why is Doug Craig fighting so hard for this questionable way to cast your ballot?

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April 8, 2018

City will use paper ballots and stick with first-past-the-post system for the 2018 municipal election NewsNov 21, 2016by Paige Desmond Waterloo Region Record WATERLOO — Waterloo council will stick with tradition and use paper ballots and the first-past-the-post system for the 2018 municipal election. Politicians voted Monday not to pursue online voting or use ranked […]


Cybersecurity threats risk the democratic process in Cambridge

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April 3, 2018

News07:39 AMCambridge Times At the Tuesday, March 27, City of Cambridge council meeting, Aleksander Essex, an expert in cybersecurity and assistant professor at Western University appeared before council to address the risks of online voting. Since this item was not on the agenda and therefore Essex would not be able to speak on this topic, […]


Cambridge should reconsider online voting

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April 2, 2018

Opinion10:11 AM Cambridge Times I was at Cambridge council March 27 when, later in the session, a very well-spoken professor from Western University, Dr. Aleksander Essex, did a presentation against online voting. He has a PhD in computer science and is very outspoken against cyber voting. Dr. Essex completed his PhD research on whether cyber […]


DOUG CRAIG…Why do we have to fight so hard for a LEGAL ELECTION? stop tampering with our right to a fair ballot!!

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April 1, 2018

To all those Cambridge residents that think or perceive electronic voting is the way to go, I ask that you view the latter (approx. 2:15:00) of this City of Cambridge council meeting from March 27th. Take note! At the 2:19:40 mark of said meeting, you will hear quite clearly, Mayor Doug Craig make the following […]


Guelph City Council deletes online voting for 2018 municipal election.. ( so why is Doug Craig fighting so hard for it?

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March 31, 2018

Lengthy meeting sees online voting rejected by a 7-6 vote   Apr 25, 2017 8:00 AM by: Tony Saxon   Western Ontario University professor Aleksander Essex addresses Guelph City Council regarding online voting Monday, April 24, 2017. Tony Saxon/GuelphToday Guelph City Council has officially rejected online voting for the next municipal election. At a meeting […]


Doug Craig and Donna Reid.. vote against a Professional speaking TO THE RISK OF ” INTERNET VOTING” …(Why is that?)

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March 28, 2018

Aleksander Essex appeared at Cambridge Council on March 27th.. And they actually had to take a vote in order to allow this highly qualified Professional  to speak to the uncertainty of INTERNET VOTING.. ( Doug Craig and Donna Reid voted against him speaking) PLEASE REMEMBER: Your CITY COUNCIL voted for INTERNET VOTING back in April […]


Online Voting Is a Terrible Idea… An ode to pen and paper.

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February 25, 2018

  After the onslaught of computer intrusions suffered by US institutions and political parties in the 2016 presidential election, the decade-old issue of electoral systems’ security was brought back into the public discourse. The American people had the concrete fear their vote too might be manipulated. They worried the election could be factually hacked. The […]


Online voting isn’t as secure as city wants us to think

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February 22, 2018

Opinion 01:28 PM Cambridge Times Online voting. The wave of the future. Getting more people to vote. Cheaper. We have heard many positions politicians have taken on this subject. Is it secure and trustworthy? No, it is not. So why then is Guelph returning to paper ballots and Canada’s biggest city, Toronto, has refused to […]


‘Taking your CPU for a joyride’: Why this week’s cyberjacking raises online voting concerns

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February 20, 2018

Hack was used to ‘borrow’ computing power to mine digital currency and expert says it points to flaws By Andrew Lupton, CBC News Posted: Feb 15, 2018 7:00 PM ETLast Updated: Feb 15, 2018 7:00 PM ET A cybersecurity expert at Western University says a new method of hacking that affected websites in Canada and around […]


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